Ambrosia Macaroons - delicious coconut cookies filled with orange zest, lime juice, and dried pineapple. And topped with a cherry!

COOKIES!

I’m so into making cookies right now.

I have 3 different cookies on my counter right now.

I’m refusing to try any of them because I know if I have one, I’ll have to have them all.

No self control. None.

But these! I made these weeks ago and ate way more than I’m going to admit to you today. I cannot resist a coconut macaroon!

Ambrosia Macaroons - delicious coconut cookies filled with orange zest, lime juice, and dried pineapple. And topped with a cherry!

These are different from the classic coconut macaroon though. They’re supposed to have the same flavors as ambrosia salad so they’re made with lime juice, orange zest, dried pineapple, and they have a maraschino cherry on top!

How cute are they?!

Also, really really simple. And they take no time at all!

If you love coconut macaroons as much as I do, you have to give these a try!

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Sausage and Kale Naan Pizza - an easy and healthy way to do pizza night! Turkey sausage, kale, and mozzarella on top of delicious naan bread!

Monday! Woo!

No?

Ugh, I’m with you. I’m not ready for today. I meant to get so much done this weekend.

But what did I do?

Got a really awkward sunburn and then watched all of the 3rd season of Young and Hungry.

Productive? Nope. Fun? Yep.

But now that means that I have a ton to do this week. So pizza for dinner!

Sausage and Kale Naan Pizza - an easy and healthy way to do pizza night! Turkey sausage, kale, and mozzarella on top of delicious naan bread!

My current favorite way to do pizza is with naan bread.

How much do you love naan bread? I’m not much of a bread eater but I could eat garlic naan bread after garlic naan bread and never get tired of it.

If you’ve never tried it, it’s kind of like pita bread but softer and without the pocket in the middle. And it has these puffy bubbles on top that make it really, really hard to resist.

So for this Sausage and Kale Naan Pizza, you  just cook some turkey sausage with kale and garlic and then pile it on top of naan bread. Then you add some of those cute mozzarella balls on top and broil until the cheese is all melty and delicious.

Seriously easy. I’ve made this several times for lunch the past couple months and it takes me no time at all!

Sausage and Kale Naan Pizza - an easy and healthy way to do pizza night! Turkey sausage, kale, and mozzarella on top of delicious naan bread!

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy weekend!

This week’s menu plan looks delicious as usual! Burgers and fries and pickle chips! Plus, super easy roast, a one pot rice dish, and our current favorite mac and cheese! Aaaaaand pineapple upside down biscuits for breakfast and strawberry shortcake parfaits for dessert!

Make sure you print out the grocery list before you head to the store!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Raspberry Margaritas - use fresh or frozen raspberries to make these easy and delicious margaritas! Perfect summer drink!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It occurred to me yesterday that I didn’t make a single recipe in preparation for Mother’s Day so I’m also pitching these Raspberry Margaritas as the perfect thing to make for your mom this Sunday.

I mean, moms love margaritas, right?

At least every mom I know loves margaritas.

My mom friends really, really love margaritas.

And it’s pink! Moms definitely love pink things!

It’s a fact.

Raspberry Margaritas - use fresh or frozen raspberries to make these easy and delicious margaritas! Perfect summer drink!

Frozen margaritas are so easy because you literally just pour everything in a blender and press go.

There’s no “Do you shake or stir margaritas?” google search necessary.

There’s no fussy muddling of raspberries happening here.

Just dump everything in and blend until it reaches a good consistency.

I love drink recipes like that.

These are really refreshing and perfect for this time of year when the raspberries are looking all fat, juicy, and delicious! If you happen to end up with a not-so-sweet batch of raspberries, a tiny bit of simple syrup will help sweeten your margaritas.

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Queso Fundido - the best cheese dip! Hot, spicy, and perfect for any party!

Happy Monday!

It’s a happy Monday because Cinco de Mayo is just days away! And I think that you deserve to have chips and Queso Fundido for dinner.

Because why not?

So how was the weekend? It monsooned here in Texas. My entire house filled with a burning smell during the storm and that caused me to call maintenance out here at 11 pm on Friday night and, OF COURSE, the smell was gone by the time they got here.

The maintenance guy was like, “Oh yeah, your neighbors car got struck by lightning… so maybe that was it.”

Texas, man. Just when I start to think I could stay here forever, spring storms come in and you-know-what on my party.

Queso Fundido - the best cheese dip! Hot, spicy, and perfect for any party!

Anyway, we had a few sunny moments this weekend, too. I threw some water balloons at the kids, ate a lot of cookies, and made this delicious Queso Fundido.

So what is Queso Fundido? Well it translates to “melted cheese” so…

But it’s also made with chorizo and I looooove chorizo. I had a 10 minute conversation with the HEB cashier about all the ways we love to use chorizo when I was buying the ingredients for this. Ten minutes. About chorizo.

The recipe calls for a Mexican melting cheese which I know may be hard to find in certain areas of the world but if you live in Texas and can get to an HEB, they have every kind you can imagine. I highly recommend a mixture of quesadilla and asadero but really, just use cheddar if you can’t find the Mexican stuff. It’ll be delicious either way!

Serve this queso with chips and margaritas for the perfect Cinco de Mayo spread!

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